Monday, March 17, 2014

Civil War Identity Puzzle Solved-- Part 2: Finding It

The tintype of Co. H, 124th New York Infantry was donated to the Smithsonian by Tom Liljenquist of McLean, Virginia, who bought it four years ago for $3,500 at a collectors' show at Gettysburg. //// There was no identification on it. Last month, Garry Adelman, vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography posted it on his Civil War Facebook Page. //// That is when Ryan McIntyre, a high school social studies teacher in Ellenville, New York, saw the picture and recalled seeing it at the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley in Orange County, New York, in what was a real "A-ha!" moment. //// --Old Secesh

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